commercial interest

Published on:
Thursday, February 25, 2016

Graham McMahon, MD, MMSc, President and CEO, offers accredited CME providers strategies and reminders to help ensure compliance with the ACCME’s Standards for Commercial Support: Standards to Ensure Independence in CME Activities...

Published on:
Monday, March 23, 2015
 
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Last Revised:
April 23, 2014
Published on:
Wednesday, April 23, 2014

The ACCME made these modifications in March 2014 because it determined that the logos of...

Published on:
Friday, November 22, 2013

No. The ACCME cannot control what a commercial interest asks of an accredited provider but there is no CME reason for the provider to share the names of speakers/authors with commercial supporters.  An accredited...

Published on:
Thursday, October 25, 2012

No. An accredited CME provider cannot use content developed by an ACCME-defined commercial interest in CME activities because that would be noncompliant with Standard for Commercial Support 1: Independence.

It is acceptable...

Published on:
Thursday, October 25, 2012

Yes. There is no ACCME prohibition against including product-specific content in accredited CME. Accredited providers can develop and distribute product-specific content for activities based on the FDA blueprint for the Extended-...

Published on:
Thursday, October 25, 2012

No. The ACCME information applies only to the ER/LA Opioid Analgesics REMS. The ACCME appreciates that the FDA recognizes the value of accredited  education and believes that accredited CME should be considered as a strategic asset...

Last Revised:
October 26, 2011
Published on:
Wednesday, October 26, 2011

The ACCME received a complaint about a live CME activity. One faculty member was listed as having nothing to disclose; however, the complainant claimed that the person did indeed have relevant financial relationships with a...

Published on:
Friday, February 18, 2011

The ACCME received promotional material from a complainant regarding an Internet enduring material activity about medication adherence and treatment outcome within a class of drug therapies. The material suggested that the provider...

Last Revised:
November 11, 2011

The ACCME considers financial relationships to create actual conflicts of interest in CME when individuals have both a financial relationship with a commercial interest and the opportunity to affect...

Q&A about Modifications to Standards for Commercial Support

As we ...

Compliance reminders from recent accreditation reviews

When we conduct accreditation reviews we seek to identify...

Last Revised:
November 11, 2011

Yes. It is appropriate for an accounting of how the commercial support has been spent to be included in the written agreement between the Provider and the commercial supporter.

Make Sure You Comply with Commercial Interest Definition; New Q&A

Please read–and check to ensure that your organization is in compliance. The ACCME expanded the definition...

Compliance Reminders about the Standards for Commercial Support

When we conduct accreditation reviews we seek to identify recurring issues that need to be...